I love clay! I love the feel of it in my hands, the quiet thrill of molding it into something new. I love the magic of the process, the fire that transforms the softly, sensuous mud into a durable vitrified material. I love the variety clay affords, from small porcelain bowls, stoneware tiles, unpredictable Raku fired pieces to large public installations.
I moved here from Masachusetts and have been part of the CAA Studio Tour since 2004. You may remember me from my gallery at Pleasant Ridge Pottery. If you’re in Arlington you might notice salmon sculptural pieces both on the gateway sign and swimming on the side of the city hall. I also have large tile commissions at the White Salmon Day Lodge at Mount Baker and Haggen in Olympia and Snohomish.
My initial focus was on functional pottery, art pieces for quietly enhancing daily rituals: a favorite mug for morning coffee, a vase for displaying flowers. But I’m also interested in making objects that cause us to pause and focus on the familiar, pieces that are a reflection of our Northwest place of inspiring natural beauty and diverse cultures.